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    • shaggydoo
    • By shaggydoo 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread
    • #1
    • 30th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
    Cutting Down Alcohol Thread 30th Jan 18 at 2:46 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Sadly we lost our thread and I don't personally keep a private record of others AFDs so all data on the old thread is gone.

    I've decided I'm going to bow out for a while as I'm actually pretty busy here in RL. And my life is about to get really hectic as I'm moving home....Also it will be hard to have challenges if data is getting lost. Sorry guys.

    ....It's been great...maybe I'll be back in a few months...

    Ta Ta For Now.

    Shaggyx
    Last edited by shaggydoo; 30-01-2018 at 2:50 PM.
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    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 11th Feb 18, 7:14 PM
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    Paspatur
    Yeah I know the feeling I am 4llb heavier since Christmas and its all to do with replacing those glasses of wine with food. it has to be healthier though than replacing food with wine which was my old world
    Originally posted by Baileysonice
    Yeah much healthier, I am not usually a snacks between meals person so hopefully the snacking will fizzle out
    11/28 for tonight please
    Early night as MRI tomorrow a.m. - not pleasant when you are claustrophobic but needs must
    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 11th Feb 18, 7:22 PM
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    Good luck with the scan Paspatur x
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    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 11th Feb 18, 7:33 PM
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    scatterbrain109
    Early night as MRI tomorrow a.m. - not pleasant when you are claustrophobic but needs must[/QUOTE]

    Hi

    I've had a few MRI's and CT scan over the last year. I take a flannel(dry) to put over my eyes - seems to help me

    Jo x
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    • scatterbrain109
    • By scatterbrain109 11th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    Hi Baileys (and everyoen)

    I don't know why my quotes don't come up nice and boxed like everyone else's

    Anyway, just checking in to report 11/28

    (so much easier on a laptop than a pad)
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    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 11th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
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    Paspatur
    Good luck with the scan Paspatur x
    Originally posted by cathybird
    Early night as MRI tomorrow a.m. - not pleasant when you are claustrophobic but needs must
    Originally posted by scatterbrain109
    Hi

    I've had a few MRI's and CT scan over the last year. I take a flannel(dry) to put over my eyes - seems to help me

    Jo x[/QUOTE]
    Thank you both
    Jo, I am not good with things over my face so I just close my eyes and try to pretend I am somewhere else - will now be having these regularly so just have to get used to it
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 12th Feb 18, 7:08 AM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    Hi Fatrab, welcome to the thread and good luck with the rest of February!

    Paspatur, good luck with your MRI today.

    I have no more AF days to report. Iím checking in early with another one for this evening which would total the princely sum of 3/12 and 8/150 for the year.
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    • cathybird
    • By cathybird 12th Feb 18, 8:48 AM
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    Morning all, 6/21 for me please.

    Jo, you seem to be losing the original [ QUOTE ] tag* - it has to appear at the start of the quote - it's like a pair of bookends, the quote has to start [ QUOTE ] and then finish [ /QUOTE ]. It will work if you do that. I think when you delete some of the quote to get the bit you want to highlight you must be deleting the tag that goes at the start as well. It's easy to put it back in, you can type it in, or copy and paste [ /QUOTE ] but then delete the backslash.

    *To complicate it slightly further, both the [ QUOTE ] and [ /QUOTE ] boxes don't have any spaces! I put the spaces in because when I didn't the system assumed I was trying to quote and this message looked totally incoherent. I hope that helps?
    Last edited by cathybird; 12-02-2018 at 8:54 AM.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 12th Feb 18, 8:52 AM
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    Good luck with your MRI today Paspatur xx
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    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 12th Feb 18, 10:10 AM
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    February 2018


    = Off The Blocks

    = 7 Days

    = 14 Days

    = 21 Days

    = February..DONE

    = Target Achieved

    = Overachiever

    Arkers 8/14

    Barny1979 9/22

    Baileysonice 13/20

    cathybird 9/21

    CuppaTea 8/17

    ElusiveLucy 2/10

    fatrab 14/28

    Green Karen 1/10

    Honey Bear 14/28


    maggiem 2/15

    ManPants /11

    maman 8/10

    Paspatur 14/28

    pollyanna24 3/16

    PriceySOS /22

    purplemumof2 3/14

    scatterbrain109 11/28

    sukeyboo 7/14

    Wanna Bee Free 4/12



    Everyone Welcome! It's never too late to join....

    Please highlight your AFDs in Red

    Don't hesitate to let me know if I've made a mistake as at the moment I'm sure I will!
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 15-02-2018 at 9:10 AM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 12th Feb 18, 10:16 AM
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    Baileysonice

    Baileysonice 31/180

    cathybird 25/260

    Green Karen 8/120

    maggiem 13/150

    maman 18/TF

    purplemumof2 8/218

    Paspatur 22/265

    scatterbrain109 33/186


    sukeyboo 14/150

    Wanna Bee Free 8/150
    Last edited by Baileysonice; 13-02-2018 at 7:37 PM.
    • Baileysonice
    • By Baileysonice 12th Feb 18, 10:20 AM
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    Hope everything goes well today Paspatur
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Feb 18, 10:51 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome

    12/28 - nearly halfway through the month and not struggling one bit so far!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • maman
    • By maman 12th Feb 18, 11:26 AM
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    Yeah much healthier, I am not usually a snacks between meals person so hopefully the snacking will fizzle out
    Originally posted by Paspatur

    That's a bit of a double edged sword. I find I'm more likely to give in to snacking if I've had a few drinks. What I do is plan healthy things: current favourite if fat free Greek yogurt with red berries.

    Good luck with your MRI today Paspatur xx
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2

    We'll be thinking of you.

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome

    12/28 - nearly halfway through the month and not struggling one bit so far!
    Originally posted by fatrab

    That's great to hear. If you feel like that after a weekend, you're doing really well.


    Good to be back on the wagon. I did drink over the weekend but very moderately indeed.


    6/10 AFDs please Baileys.
    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 12th Feb 18, 11:41 AM
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    Paspatur
    Thank you so much for all the good wishes, too many to multi quote!
    Done and dusted, the anticipation is worse than the event itself although I really don't like it
    And as a bonus instead of main hospital it was a mobile MRI unit at a smaller local hospital so I got 6,000 steps in too
    Will have to wait until consultant looks at it but hopefully that's it for 6 months
    Maman I never snack when drinking, Maybe because I drink lager and it fills me up
    I just bought some healthy snacks on way back from the hospital
    Fatrab you are doing really well, keep it up!
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th Feb 18, 2:58 PM
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    Well done FatRab and glad to hear the MRI went smoothly Paspatur.

    12/28 please, Baileys.
    Keeping it AF
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 12th Feb 18, 3:57 PM
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    Thanks HB


    I agree, having it set in stone that you're not going to drink at all just makes it so much easier. I could've easily gone to the pub on Sunday to watch the rugby but resisted, even though I went last week and sat with a soda water & lime!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • Paspatur
    • By Paspatur 12th Feb 18, 5:55 PM
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    Thanks HB


    I agree, having it set in stone that you're not going to drink at all just makes it so much easier. I could've easily gone to the pub on Sunday to watch the rugby but resisted, even though I went last week and sat with a soda water & lime!
    Originally posted by fatrab
    Totally agree, there are so many decisions in life every day that we suffer from decision fatigue - what to wear, what to have for breakfast..... having a set line that says no drinking means we do not have to make the decision whether to drink or not especially after a busy day with lots of other decisions
    Hope that makes sense?
    12/28 for tonight please
    • Arkers
    • By Arkers 12th Feb 18, 6:16 PM
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    Good evening,7 please Baileys.
    Arkers x
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 12th Feb 18, 9:45 PM
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    7/22 AFDs today
    • Wanna Bee Free
    • By Wanna Bee Free 12th Feb 18, 11:28 PM
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    Wanna Bee Free
    . I!!!8217;m checking in early with another one for this evening which would total the princely sum of 3/12 and 8/150 for the year.
    Originally posted by Wanna Bee Free
    Just checking in to say I did it and after a brief wobble of resolve as I walked home past the off licence that stocks my fave wine chilled in their fridge I didn!!!8217;t find it difficult.

    Planning another one tomorrow
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